Dear Wm. [William Daniel Cabell]
Private Jno Owens will hand you this. He has been
detailed with 2 others to look up our absentees & return them
to camp. He is my main boy in the company and one in whom
I have great confidence. You will see that he has one of my
horses to ride thro' the country after these absentees, if you please.
No news here. Everything still. Write t me soon & give me all
the news. I shall write again soon. We are having horrible
weather & it goes pretty hard. My best love to Bettie & the
children. I told Ro. Giles to bring me down a comb & brush
Will you see that he gets them--If he shd not, get them &
give them to Jack Owens. I wish Pa to send me by Jack a bag
of meal--as I am sick 'nigh unto death' of Flour. When can
you come down to see us! Try & visit me before long, for
'twould be an interesting trip to you. I am as ever your
Lt. Joseph C Cabell Jr
Co C 49th Va Vols.
P.S. We have not as yet commenced
in earnest organizing for another term of service, but soon will.
Giles will hardly hold his position--he has grown so unpopular
This however is between us, as I wd. not wish to injure
him by any act of mine--Lt.J.C.C.J